Today (now yesterday) was my birthday and you know what they say about birthdays; you can’t celebrate one without watching an average CMLL show! Enter tonight’s Puebla extravaganza. If you were too busy watching wacky car fights, here’s what you missed.
El Perverso, Policeman, Tyson La Bestia defeated Arkalis, King Jaguar, Robin two falls to one.
Dalys, La Magnifica, Tiffany defeated Lluvia, Marcela, Sanely two falls to one after Dalys submitted Sanely and Tiffany pinned Lluvia with an X-Factor. Magnifica, a former AAA luchadora, replaced Metálica for reasons unknown. This was not a bad thing as Magnifica was the best part of this match, starting strong with Sanely and showing off a Zeuxis esq running knee attack. CMLL should keep her around. The rest of the match was the standard mediocre luchadoras action, though it was good to see Sanely around and doing some cool arm drags.
Esfinge, Flyer, Rey Cometa defeated Kawato San, Olímpico, Tiger two falls to one after Flyer pinned Kawato with a Pop Up Powerbomb. They were trying for the rare exciting match in Arena Puebla and would’ve had it…except the match featured Esfinge, Kawato and Olímpico. Those three were below average in this match, with Kawato having some moments so bad that Flyer (who isn’t always the smoothest guy) was giving him the side eye. Luckily the match was saved to an extent because Flyer had a good night while Cometa and Tiger gave their usual strong performances. Replace Esfinge, Kawato and Olímpico with Tritón, Hechicero and Felino and this match is probably good.
Bestia del Ring, Carístico, Último Guerrero defeated Euforia, Mephisto, Valiente two falls to one after Bestia pinned Mephisto and UG submitted Valiente with Pulpo Guerrero. This match had unexpected energy thanks to CMLL’s shocking decision to have the UG and Euforia feud with each other! Yes, Los Guerreros Laguneros teammates collided in this one and the UG and Big Euf combined for some great brawling and a few really good heat spots; what a shame there will likely be no follow up. The match was otherwise normal but the UG-Euforia spots, Carístico being Carístico and a lack of Bestia del Ring helped make this match be slightly above average.
Volador Jr. defeated Gran Guerrero two falls to one after pinning Guerrero with the Volador Spiral. This was a surprisingly good match until the end, when Volador hit a Canadian Destroyer on Guerrero that appeared to stun the rudo to the point where he didn’t kick out as planned (Edgar noticeably stopped the count before three). Volador then improvised with the Spiral and Guerrero after the match immediately had a neck brace applied and was helped to the back. You can only hope he’s alright. Until that point the match was very well worked, if a bit on the lower end of Volador’s usual big match. Still a fun watch, with Guerrero looking very good and Volador being Volador. You just wish the finish went a bit better.